Flea Program

Name: Ctenocephalides felis aka the Cat Flea Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Siphonaptera Habitat:Eggs loosely laid in the hair coat, drop out most anywhere especially where the host rests, sleeps or nests (rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, cat or dog boxes, kennels, sand boxes, etc.). Eggs hatch in two days to two weeks into … Continue reading “Flea Program”

Hornet Program

Name: Hornet Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Family: Vespidae     Habitat: Hornets nest in hollow trees, wall cavities, chimneys and similar structures. They show a preference for wooded areas Food: Protein-rich diet of insects. Method of Travel: Flying Prevention: An excellent way to prevent hornets from entering your home in the … Continue reading “Hornet Program”

Spider Program

Name: Spider Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Arachnida Order: Araneae Family: Araneidae Habitat: Any corner, inside or outside is suitable for house spiders to construct their webs.  House spiders are more common in garages, crawl spaces and basements as these areas are less disturbed and tend to harbor more insects. Food: Most spiders eat insects, but … Continue reading “Spider Program”

Common Fly

Name: Common Fly Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Family: Muscidae Habitat: Near animal manure, garbage, or exposed food. Food: Houseflies feed on feces, open sores, sputum, and moist decaying organic matter such as spoiled food, eggs and flesh. Houseflies can take in only liquid foods. They spit out saliva on solid foods … Continue reading “Common Fly”